Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
their overwhelming grief at the tragedy. ktvu's john sasaki continues coverage from connecticut, where people are coming together to express their sorrow. john? >> reporter: ken, the scene is just up that hill behind me, but about 40 minutes from here in the city of stratford is a huge vigil tonight. thousands of people honoring all the victims of this heinous act, but especially teacher victoria soto. the entire state is in mourning, and it's especially deep. ♪ >> reporter: this community is bustling on a saturday night, but with heavy hearts, and that's how it's been all day. >> it feels so unreal. to think that those poor children couldn't ever see something like this coming and those parents who now have to live without their children, it's too much. >> reporter: beyond the school community, which is so profoundly impacted, some people nearby also witnessed the devastation. >> we came around the corner of this fire house, two little boys, one screaming hysterically, and the other one telling him, stop, stop running! stop! >> reporter: she says this tragedy would forever change her fond
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
are just some of the crimes reported against state employees. john sasaki looked at a list of those crimes and joins us now with what he found. >> reporter: it shows a government that has fraud and a large state of departments perpetrated in a number of ways. from april 2011 through june 2012 there were more than 1,400 investigations and 15 cases in a loss to the state. >> taxpayer money should be handled carefully. >> reporter: in some cases a courier were charged. >> unfortunately human beings being how we are. some people will take advantage of situations. >> reporter: the state athletic commission overpaid 18 inspectors nearly 119,000 hours in overtime. >> less time on bills more time on oversight, you do it in local government and it's better in local government. so people have to be held accountable. >> reporter: and the natural resources agency circumvented by reimbursing $48,000 to pay for their commutes to and from work. the state is grateful for the whistle blowers that came forward. >> typically it's another state employee that sees that something is going on and something wro
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
. covering this story as it developed through the day. john sasaki is in the air right now heading to connecticut to bring us additional coverage. >> the grief as the community grieves together and the nation shares in the sadness. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible.
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
,000 teens across the country. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> he was also laid to rest today. he was a bright boy who liked to read and figure out how things worked. his twin sister survived the shooting. she was in a different classroom. family says he rougherred her -- referred to her as his best friend. >> some schools are rethinking security, ktvu's david stevenson joins us now. >> reporter: this san francisco school has long kept posted the rules it hopes that will keep students safe but today other grade levels are looking at campus security. >> reporter: as students enjoyed a break, officials were busy reviewing their emergency plans in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> pull kids out of the hallway, lock doors, stay away from windows, wait for law enforcement. >> reporter: the focus on security isn't limited to elementary school students. >> every school age and every developmental age is different for how you address this. >> reporter: they expected some students to be too upset to take finals today. >> wasn't any heavy absen